• UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief
UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

However, putting the pro-British unionist DUP in a position of influence in London could also undermine the British government's ability, enshrined in a 1998 peace agreement, to function as an impartial broker between Northern Ireland's unionists and its Catholic Irish nationalists.

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  • Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers
Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers

The total bill to be paid by the government is likely to be in the region of 70 million Australian dollars (53 million US dollars), before legal costs of approximately 20 million Australian dollars (15 million USA dollars), which the government will also pay to law firm Slater and Gordon.

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  • Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Has Heated Exchange With US Attorney General
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Has Heated Exchange With US Attorney General

During questioning by Sen. But by then he was already under an ethical cloud because he had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign . "I may have had an encounter" with Ambassador Kislyak at a District of Columbia hotel in April 2016, Sessions allowed. The president sacked Co...

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  • Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart
Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

Britain has been left with a hung parliament , with the Conservatives failing to secure a Commons majority and being forced to enter talks with the DUP about a deal to support their minority government. "The parliamentary arithmetic is such that we are going to have to work with everyone", he said. The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask f...

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  • Freshman football player dies after morning workout
Freshman football player dies after morning workout

The Kenton, Ohio high school alum had just arrived to the campus last week, and was only 19 years old. The Golden Flashes' first-year offensive lineman reportedly died during a workout. He was found dead in his room, with the cause of death being an enlarged heart that triggered an arrhythmia. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman was a tw...

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  • Unknown number killed in massive London high-rise blaze
Unknown number killed in massive London high-rise blaze

Terrified residents of the Grenfell Tower said there was little warning of the inferno that engulfed their high-rise apartment building and left 12 people dead - a toll that officials said would nearly certainly rise. Joe Walsh, 58, said he saw someone toss two children out a window on the fifth or sixth floor. "Members of the public were reassur...

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  • Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'
Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

Sessions: Senator Feinstein , I would say I believe it has been made public that the president asked us our opinion, and it was given, and he asked us to put that in writing. Top Justice Department officials testified on June 13 that it's actually up to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who originally appointed Mueller to his post ...

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  • Stocks, dollar firm ahead of Fed decision
Stocks, dollar firm ahead of Fed decision

Yellen told reporters at a news conference, "So what I've said about my own situation is I fully intend to serve out my term as chair, which ends in early February". Shares of Astra International rose 3.98 percent, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) climbed 2.59 percent, Bank Mandiri surged 2.04 percent, HM Sampoerna rose 1.05 percent, and Guda...

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  • UK's May cracks joke about election disaster
UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

A failure to gain support from the Northern Irish party would risk the Queen's Speech being voted down next week, and Mr Corbyn has said Labour will be pushing hard for that outcome. Speaking to reporters in Paris late Tuesday, May sought to dispel those fears, saying "we as Government remain absolutely steadfast" in its commitments to the Northern...

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  • 'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony
'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony

But Sessions angrily denounced such claims as "secret innuendo", a likely reference to media accounts of a closed-door briefing lawmakers had last week with Comey that suggested the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been looking into whether another meeting had taken place.

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  • British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'
British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'

As Mrs Foster met with her MPs in Westminster, she said: "The future's bright", prompting Ian Paisley junior to respond: "The future's orange". Discussions at Westminster continued without the Prime Minister, who left for France for a pre-arranged meeting with Emmanuel Macron , the newly-elected President.

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  • Egypt: Gulf siege against Qatar should include Turkey
Egypt: Gulf siege against Qatar should include Turkey

Qatar Airways on June 7 announced the cancelation of all flights into Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain , just weeks after having been hit by a new United States travel ban on laptops and tablets in passenger cabins. Mr Sharif, accompanied by Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials, travelled to Jeddah o...

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  • President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors
President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

Sen. Kamala Harris at the James Comey hearing. A former Republican senator, Sessions was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, but sources say there has been tension between the two men in recent weeks because Trump was annoyed that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe.

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  • Tillerson Says He Still Believes in Paris Pact, But Backs Trump
Tillerson Says He Still Believes in Paris Pact, But Backs Trump

Again, if he thought the goals the Obama administration had set out were unfair to the United States and its workers, he could simply have restated them at any time. reflect [s] ... the new priorities of the Trump Administration and the expectations of the American people". An organization called We Are Still In addressed an "Open letter to t...

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  • Farron quits as Liberal Democrat leader over his Christian faith
Farron quits as Liberal Democrat leader over his Christian faith

Tim Farron speaking in the House of Commons during its first sitting since the election. He finally stated to the BBC: "I don't believe gay sex is a sin". The party gained four seats from the eight it won in 2015, though several MPs lost their seats, including the former party leader Nick Clegg and Richmond Park byelection victor Sarah Olney.

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  • Dead, 18 Critical After Fire Engulfs London Tower Block
Dead, 18 Critical After Fire Engulfs London Tower Block

Firefighters rescued large numbers of people from the 43-year-old block, a low rent housing estate which rubs alongside up-scale parts of the Kensington area and highlights the disparities of wealth in the British capital. Paul Woodrow, the head of operations, says that 20 of those patients are in critical condition. Maggie Evans, who was helping...

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  • Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion
Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions , particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States. "I am not stonewalling", Sessions replied. Sessions, testifying for the first time since he recommended the firing of FBI Director James Comey last month, said he only knows wha...

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  • London fire: Baby dropped from 10th floor caught on ground
London fire: Baby dropped from 10th floor caught on ground

Earlier, London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations Stuart Crichton confirmed in a statement that over 50 patients were admitted to five hospitals across London following the incident at the Grenfell Tower . "We saw the people screaming", she says. "Plz if anyone have any news about my father, lost him on the 10th floor Gren...

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  • London fire: Residents killed, dozens injured in 'horrific' Grenfell Tower blaze
London fire: Residents killed, dozens injured in 'horrific' Grenfell Tower blaze

The smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building, which was still burning over 12 hours later. hearing screams". The area around Grenfell Tower is home to a large number of Muslims. "But I could smell the smoke... then I [saw] the fire blazing, and coming up rea...

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  • Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony
Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

Democrats were unhappy with Sessions declining to testify about his discussions with Trump , citing the longstanding policy. Sessions: The policy that goes beyond just the attorney general. And lawmakers throughout the hearing pressed Sessions on providing emails and other documents to them. "You either answer the question under oath, or you i...

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  • Angela Rayner re-appointed Labour's shadow education secretary
Angela Rayner re-appointed Labour's shadow education secretary

Mr Murray, who was Labour's only Scottish MP until last Thursday, resigned as Scottish Secretary past year in protest at Mr Corbyn's leadership,
later accusing him of "killing the Labour Party " over his neutral stance on a second Scottish independence referendum.

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  • North Korea Releases Imprisoned US Student, but in Coma
North Korea Releases Imprisoned US Student, but in Coma

He was freed Tuesday. Warmbier is from the Cincinnati suburb Wyoming. In Wyoming, resident Amy Mayer said news of his release had sent waves of shock and joy through the neighborhood. As the Americans continued to push for the Swedish diplomats to see all four, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations urgently requested a meeting wi...

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  • Macron's party set for big parliamentary win
Macron's party set for big parliamentary win

The Interior Ministry said on Monday that less than half of registered voters cast ballots a day earlier. Under France's electoral rules, only candidates who win more than 50 percent of votes in the first round win the seat outright. The main victim of the vote is the Socialist Party of Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande . Former Republica...

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  • Will Jeff Sessions answer or dodge today's Senate questions on Trump, Comey?
Will Jeff Sessions answer or dodge today's Senate questions on Trump, Comey?

Even before Sessions testified, attention in Washington swiveled to whether Trump might seek to fire Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named last month by the Justice Department to head a federal probe into the Russian Federation issue.

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  • 'Broad City' to bleep out Trump's name in Season 4
'Broad City' to bleep out Trump's name in Season 4

The former first lady even made a cameo on " Broad City " previous year. Clinton herself made a cameo in the episode. "Hillary for president!" Glazer told USA Today , but after "this game-show host became president of our country, we rewrote a lot".

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  • Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards — Georgia manhunt
Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards — Georgia manhunt

In an emotional news conference Tuesday afternoon, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills called two prisoners "dangerous beyond description". Sills said the escapees appeared to have ditched the cellphone soon after. The incident came a day after a decorated, 15-year veteran Arkansas police officer was shot while assisting another officer in a traffic...

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  • Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar
Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar

Other US officials have said Qatar has already taken some steps to reduce terror funding but that the steps are insufficient. In a strong-worded opening remarks, Trump alleged that Qatar was funding terrorism at the "highest level" and asked other countries doing the same to stop with immediate effect.

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  • 7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate
7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

Trump's decision to fire Comey, a move recommended by Sessions despite having already recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, prompted critics to charge that the president was trying to interfere with a criminal investigation.

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  • PM Modi leaves for home after attending SCO Summit in Astana
PM Modi leaves for home after attending SCO Summit in Astana

Describing terrorists as the chief violators of human rights and values, Modi said "We have full faith that the SCO would give a new push to our efforts in fight against terrorism". India, one of the largest energy consuming countries in the world, is also likely to get greater access to major gas and oil exploration projects in Central Asia as num...

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  • The trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez
The trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez

A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black driver just after the man told him he had a gun "did what he had to do", a defense attorney argued Monday. Assistant Ramsey County Prosecutor Jeff Paulsen began his closing arguments shortly after 10 a.m., describing what he called Officer Yanez's impulsive decision that led to Castile's ultima...

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  • Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians
Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

That led to a series of frustrated and sometimes tense exchanges with critics of President Donald Trump on the panel, NBC News reported. Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director James Comey cryptically told lawmakers on Thursday that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into c...

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  • Ex-FBI Director James Comey visits hometown, dad
Ex-FBI Director James Comey visits hometown, dad

The letter did not say whether Sessions planned to give public testimony on Tuesday or to appear before the panel behind closed doors. Comey told Congress last week that Trump urged him to drop a probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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  • Arlene Foster and Theresa May set for crucial talks in London
Arlene Foster and Theresa May set for crucial talks in London

Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". "I have said it for the last six months, this talks process needs an independent chairman to get things done". The Evening Standard, edited by ex-Treasury chief George Osborne, reported that Cabin...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Grilled for more details on the meeting, which former FBI Director James Comey testified on the possibility of in a closed-door hearing with members of Congress, Sessions would only say he did not "recall it". Wyden said, "Mr. Comey said that there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic, and he couldn't talk about them"....

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offers To Testify To Intelligence Panel
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offers To Testify To Intelligence Panel

While several committee members, including Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, and Angus King had voiced support for a public hearing, other members have complained that doing so will inevitably lead to a brick wall, where Sessions will say he can not discuss certain matters in public.

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